Next steps for young people in Northamptonshire

Care providers from all over the county will be at Workbridge on 16 November, for a special information event.

Ideally suited for those who have, or are supporting the care of people with, mental illness, learning disabilities, autism or brain injuries, the event will provide an opportunity for people to find out about activities and day services available in Northamptonshire.  All exhibitors have the aim of supporting people to increase their confidence, gain social skills, and uncover new hobbies and interests.

From residential units to support services, information on a wide range of specialised services will be available, with people on hand to discuss opportunities with visitors.  Exhibitors at the event include Northampton County Council, Mentaur Group, Northgate School and Suncare Services.

Chloe Dowell, Service Manager for Workbridge, explained: “As well as providing a chance to visit Workbridge’s unique environment – where our service users develop their skills in a supported setting – this special event will also welcome other providers from across the region. Together we will be able to offer attendees advice around accessing vocational development and support services, as well as advise school leavers on the ‘next steps’ open to them. Everyone is welcome, and we’re a friendly bunch at Workbridge; we look forward to welcoming you.”

To attend the free event – which takes place on Thursday 16 November at Workbridge, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7AD between 3-7pm, please click here to register or call 01604 872 770.

Did you know?

  • Each week over 250 people  access Workbridge to learn new skills and make new friends in a supportive environment
  • Over 20,000 vocational opportunities (sessions) are offered each year across the activity workshops at Workbridge

What Workbridge means to me

Click play on the video to learn what Workbridge means to the people who understand it the best – the service users, staff and volunteers.